Colorado Democrat quickly backs off gun bill

AP News
Posted: Apr 04, 2013 9:44 PM

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Democrat who wanted to prevent individuals suspected of posing a threat from possessing a gun quickly backed off that plan after details of the proposal became public.

Rep. Beth McCann says she's still working on a bill dealing with firearm restrictions for people believed to be a danger, but it's unclear when it could be introduced or what it would look like.

A draft of McCann's original proposal would allow psychologists, nurses and counselors to enter a person into the national background check system, prohibiting that individual from legally possessing a firearm for a year.

The NRA immediately called it the "most unconstitutional" legislation of the session.

Limits on ammunition magazines and required background checks on all gun sales already have been signed into law this year in Colorado.